This is Our Why
Every Therapist Counts
Every therapist at Resolute Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is committed to making an impact on the patients they serve.
Jet Cruz, DPT
Jet Cruz is the Director of Rehabilitation at a Resolute-managed rehabilitation unit in McAllen, Texas.
Jet began his career of service over twenty years ago at an outpatient physical therapy clinic for United States and Filipino service members who retired in the Philippines. In 2004, Jet moved to the United States and spent the next 15 years working in acute care, home health, inpatient rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facilities.
Jet believes education in the evolving landscape of rehabilitation is vital to providing patients with high-quality care. In August of 2019, Jet completed his doctorate in Physical Therapy and uses this knowledge to develop individualized treatment plans for his McAllen patients.
Jet, who joined the Resolute team in February 2020, said he has spent the last year understanding why resilience in team members and patients is essential to a successful outcome.
“Resilience is one of ‘R3’ values at Resolute Rehabilitation. I’m appreciative of our team members and our leaders who exhibit this daily. I’m excited for the future of Resolute.”
– Jet Cruz
Every Patient Counts
Our patients are at the core of who we are.
Mr. Castaneda transferred to a Resolute-managed rehabilitation unit in McAllen, Texas to receive continued care for COVID-19 complications and respiratory failure. When he arrived, Mr. Castaneda was weak with limited mobility and on a ventilator. Mr. Castaneda, who faced many challenges during his recovery, was motivated by the Resolute team and hospital staff to keep fighting. As Mr. Castaneda’s respiratory function improved, so did his mobility. Upon discharge to his home, Mr. Castaneda was walking 200 feet with a rolling walker! We’re thankful to serve Mr. Castaneda and his family!
Ms. Howard transitioned to a Resolute-managed rehabilitation unit in Little Rock, Arkansas after suffering respiratory failure from open-heart surgery. When she arrived, Ms. Howard had a trach, required oxygen assistance to breathe, and a feeding tube to eat. During the first three days Ms. Howard worked with our Resolute team, she took her first steps since her hospitalization two weeks prior. Within nine days, Ms. Howard passed her swallow test and was weaned from the ventilator. She was so excited to breathe on her own again! After three weeks in our care, Ms. Howard was able to walk over 300 feet! She discharged home to her family, where she will receive outpatient rehabilitation services. Congratulations, Ms. Howard!
Mr. Dickerson was admitted to a Resolute-managed rehabilitation unit in West Monroe, Louisiana after being found unresponsive at his home, where he was intubated by the first responders who responded to the 911 call. When he arrived, Mr. Dickerson began Resolute’s Early Mobility program and received occupational therapy and speech therapy. Alongside these rehabilitation services, the hospital’s clinical team worked aggressively with Mr. Dickerson to remove his trach. After five days of respiratory work, Mr. Dickerson was able to breathe on his own again! This improvement allowed our rehabilitation team to prioritize improving Mr. Dickerson’s mobility. Upon discharge, Mr. Dickerson was walking without any assistance! Mr. Dickerson, who is now home with his daughter, inspired us all with his resilience!